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Table 1 Characteristics of diabetic type 2 patients (n = 238).

From: Quality of life associated with treatment adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study

CHARACTERISTICS  
Sociodemographic characteristics   
   Gender n (%)  
Female   148 (62.2)
Male   90 (37.8)
   Educational level n (%)  
No education   20 (8.4)
Basic education   169 (71.0)
Intermediate level   24 (10.1)
Higher education   25 (10.5)
   Marital status n (%)  
Singled   13 (5.5)
Married/Free union   182 (76.5)
Divorced/Widow (er)   43 (18.1)
   Age mean (SD) 58.7 (9.6)
Clinical characteristics   
   Hypertension n (%)  
Yes   150 (63.0)
No   88 (37.0)
   Hypoglycaemic prescription n (%)  
Monotherapy   81 (34.0)
Polytherapy   157 (66.0)
   Duration of diabetes in years   
   (since first diagnosis) median (quartiles) 6 (3–12)
   Fasting Glucose mmol/L median (quartiles) 8.8 (6.9–11.9)
   HbA1c % mean (SD) 8.8 (2.3)
Adherence   
   Treatment Adherence Behaviour n (%)  
Good   41 (17.2)
Poor   197 (82.8)
   Combination of knowledge and attitude n (%)  
Good   49 (20.6)
Poor   189 (79.4)